Probationary/Career Status (Effective October 1, 2015)

All state employees subject to the State Human Resources Act (SHRA) who are appointed to full-time, part-time, or time-limited permanent positions must serve a probationary period.  The probationary period is an extension of the selection process and allows time for the effective evaluation and adjustment for the new employee.

The length of an employee’s probationary period and the period of time to achieve Career Status is 12 months from the date of hire with continuous employment in a permanent position.

Law Enforcement Only:  If the law enforcement officer has completed the required training (BLET) before the employee is hired, that employee is subject to a 12-month probationary period; otherwise, the employee must complete a 24-month probationary period. 

For more information and frequently asked questions, please visit the Office of State Human Resources website:

Published: Nov 13, 2015 12:00am